Surimono - Surimono are an exclusive subcategory of Japanese woodblock prints. Poetry clubs commissioned these designs for distribution to a small audience of members, most often as New Year's greetings. These privately published images included a wonderful range of subjects and lavish printing techniques such as embossing, burnishing, and metallic pigments. Since surimono were not sold commercially, the print runs were very small and original Edo era surimono are incredibly rare in the market today. These fine quality suriomono reprints offer a great way to collect these classic designs at an affordable price.
Comments - Fantastic surimono design of a samurai helmet topped with horns and a dragon head, with a sprig of cherry blossoms nearby. Nicely detailed.
Artist - Hokkei (1780 - 1850)
Image Size - 8 1/4" x 6 3/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight toning, soiling, and rubbing, a few creases. Please see photos for details.